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Headlights...OEM or Aftermarket

Old 05-02-2018, 12:10 PM
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Headlights...OEM or Aftermarket

In the market for a pair of new headlights for a 2005 Mustang. The prices from Ford would choke a cow.....up to 550/ pair.
The prices from the various after market dealers, CJ`s American Muscle etc are far more reasonable.
I know the old tale, you get what you pay for....but in relative terms are the OEM parts that much better?
The car will not be used as a daily driver and most likely never see rain or gravel roads. Would I be unhappy with parts from the after market.
What`s your experience?
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:56 PM
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Depends what you're looking for I suppose, I've never had much interest in aftermarket headlights.

Better or worse can be fairly subjective, I think the aftermarket might offer you a different look, depending what you're going for...

I would play devils advocate and say that once you factor in exchange/customs/possible UPS charges etc, the $550 OEM's might not be that far off the mark.

I'm blatantly biased to OEM for fit and finish reasons alone, so take that for what its worth.lol
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:42 PM
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Check with Dom's in Courtice...chances are they'll have some damage free used OEM ones.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:52 PM
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For what you are doing I think the aftermarket ones would be just fine.
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:29 AM
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Bought them for my 2003 from Canadian Tire Burlington. They had them in their warehouse. $93.99 each side in 2015. Cheaper than Ford and fit perfectly.

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